Johnson, Dolores Alva Coombs

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Dolores Johnson
Dolores Johnson

Dolores Alva Coombs Johnson, 94, of Ringgold, Georgia, cherished mother, died on Thursday January 24, 2013. 

A resident of the North Georgia area for 68 years, she was born in Bonne Bay, Newfoundland, Canada. Dolores loved holding babies, knitting, gardening and sharing stories, of her homeland, Newfoundland. 

She was a member of Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church for over 65 years and loved her Sunday School Class, the Mary Ruth Sunday School Class. 

She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Ralph Johnson; parents, Thomas and Anna Moriah Butts Coombs; brothers; Wallace and Charles Coombs; sisters, Myrtle Parsons and Mary Neville and grandson, Damon Southerland. 

She is survived by sons, Tommy (Phyllis) Johnson of Ringgold, and Randy (Connie) Johnson of Lula, Ga.; daughters, Deanna (Cecil) Lockett of Mars Hill, N.C., Karen (Paul) Westbrook of Jasper, Tn., Eudene Hannah of Ringgold, and Pam (Ronnie) Southerland of Ringgold; sister, Georgia Gilliam of Newfoundland; 17 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Reverend Steve Sullivan and Reverend Danny Henson officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends on Friday, Jan. 25, from 2-8 p.m. and Saturday, until 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home. 

Arrangements are by Wilson Funeral Home Wallis-Stewart Chapel, Ringgold. 

An online register book may be signed at www.wilsonfuneralhome.com

Dolores Johnson
Dolores Johnson

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